Three madrasa girls missing | The Daily Star

Three residential students of a madrasa in Jamalpur’s Islampur upazila have remained missing for the last two days. The victims are Mim Akter, 9, Surya Bhanu, 10, and Monira Khatun, 11, all second graders of Darul Taqwa Mahila Qawmi Madrasa. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star’s Google News channel. Police suspended all activities […]

Impacts of cyclones on women and girls and the way forward

How much women are actually impacted and what can be done to improve the situation In Bangladesh, the negative impacts of climate change are mainly experienced by women and girls residing in the disaster-prone areas of haors (flood-prone) and coastal areas (cyclone and tidal surge prevalent). The intergenerational cycle of imposing patriarchal-rigid gender norms, limited […]

New shelter offers hope to orphan girls in Bangladesh – UCA News

New shelter offers hope to orphan girls in Bangladesh

A Catholic diocese in northern Bangladesh has started construction of a shelter for orphan girls in an area near the Indian border where poor and destitute children often suffer from homelessness. Bishop Gervas Rozario of Rajshahi¬†kickstarted the foundation-laying ceremony of St. Joseph Orphanage at Christ the King of Peace Catholic Church of Chandpukur in Naogaon […]